Chatbots can be like double-edged swords. It can either boost your customer service or turn customers away. Hence, you must make sure that you research and prepare properly before committing to it. This way, you will know how to optimize and maintain your chatbots to ensure its effectiveness. There are many chatbot benefits for business. In fact, 78% of businesses have started integrating such technology into their customer service in the past months.
Chatbots are essentially bots or robots that are powered using Artificial Intelligence.
Conversational AI chatbots are a new vector of artificial intelligence use case that makes the user experience satisfactory, providing immediate response. This technology enables users to converse with applications through various means, such as via text, voice, touch, or gesture, which are closely the same as humans. Users find it much more impressive as they can communicate with their vocabulary and terminologies.
Anyone who has seen the futuristic, leaving-Planet-Earth flick Passengers would agree the movie offers the opportunity for an energetic debate on Artificial Intelligence—just where exactly should one draw the line? In the movie, a robot bartender, Arthur (portrayed by Michael Sheen), gracefully fulfills his duty of fixing drinks aboard the Avalon. But he grievously falls short of the bar at a key human trait–discretion.
The day in the life of a customer support agent is not an easy one. Between staying on top of assigned tickets, dealing with angry customers, completing complicated back-end processes, answering repetitive customer inquiries, and adhering to strict company policies, there’s plenty of potential headaches that can spring up. Without adequate support and resources, 74% of customer support agents are susceptible to burnout1.
Much like every other aspect of virtually running a business, technology has drastically changed customer service. There are constantly new channels for customers to reach out to businesses. An important addition to this growing list of channels is a customer service chatbot. In this blog, we talk about everything you need to know about a customer service chatbot.
If businesses were previously skeptical about the potential of chatbots in customer service, there is no longer any question about it. The pandemic has pushed businesses to mainstream AI and different types of chatbots for varied objectives. With evasive measures such as cost cuts, chatbots have not just helped businesses stay afloat but also garner the goodwill of customers and ROI.
E-commerce is on a steep rise with 95% of purchases expected to be made online by 2040, and mobile shopping responsible for a 500bn average year-on-year growth since 2017. AI-enabled agents can differentiate your mobile strategy while elevating your conversion rates and the customer journey.
What’s common between the customer service offered by a hotel, a retailer, and a bank these days? Chatbots! Chatbots today are being deployed across industries to assist customers (customer service), or engage with customers (sales and marketing), or do both. However, there are a few chatbot applications that are unique to each industry. In this blog, we explore the different applications of chatbots in six key industries, along with real-life examples.